Kebbi Govt. to Pay N1m for each Prospective Hajj Pilgrim

Kebbi Govt. to Pay N1m for each Prospective Hajj Pilgrim

… Calls for Balance of N900.000

The Kebbi State Government has said it will contribute N1 million as an intervention to each of the 2024 intending pilgrim.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Ahmed Idris, it stated that the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed-Birnin-Kebbi disclosed this while addressing a press conference shortly after an emergency State Executive Council meeting chaired by the Deputy Governor, Sen. Umar Abubakar-Tafida on Monday in Birnin Kebbi.

It could be recalled that the National Hajji Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had recently announced that all intending pilgrims from Nigeria should pay a balance of N1.9 million to be able to perform the 2024 Hajj.

He stated that out of over 3,000 intending pilgrims from Kebbi State, government promised to support each with N1 million, while each of the pilgrims “is expected to complete the remaining balance of over N900,000.”

The commissioner, who expressed satisfaction over the gesture, called on prospective pilgrims to balance up the remaining N0.9 million to perform Hajj.

Ahmed-BK recalled that recently, members of a committee from the Federal Ministry of Aviation visited Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, where they commended the Kebbi State Government for the facilities put in place at the airport.

He said the committee members were excited with what they met on ground and assured that the airport had all what it takes for the airlift of pilgrims in 2024 Hajj exercise.

Similarly, the Hon Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu said a 13-man committee had been set up by the state government to investigate the recent crisis, where some hooligans attacked some food stuff wire houses and carted away with food items.

He assured that none  of the state government’s stores was attacked, while commending the security agencies in the state for bringing the situation under control.

The commissioner disclosed the hooligans attacked Dangote palliatives meant for people of the state which was not handled by the state government.

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